Doing a Literature Review in Health and Social Care: A Practical Guide

Doing a Literature Review in Health and Social Care: A Practical Guide

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This bestselling book is a step-by-step guide to doing a literature review in health and social care. It is vital reading for all those undertaking their undergraduate or postgraduate dissertation or any research module which involves a literature review. The book provides a practical guide to doing a literature review from start to finish. This third edition includes:

Even more examples of real life research scenarios More emphasis on how to ask the right question New and updated advice on following a clear search strategyExpanded guide to using a range of critical appraisal tools More coverage of how to write up your results
Doing a Literature Review in Health and Social Care, 3rd Edition is essential reading for students at all levels within the health and social care field and a useful text for anyone new to reviewing and appraising evidence.Amazon reviews for the 2nd edition:"This really helped me complete my dissertation. Well set out, easy to understand and for literature review beginners a very good place to start.""This book has really helped me understand what a literature review is, and gives great insight into what is expected from your literature review.""Buy this book: it's a God send!"Over 25,000 copies sold"This deceptively small book provides a comprehensive, user-friendly, step-by-step guide to the development of a literature review. Key strengths are the clarity of expression and the logical flow of information. Chapters match the stages of a literature review, from start to finish. Useful examples and key questions will help to keep the reader on track. With this book as your guide, developing a literature review need not be a daunting or overwhelming task."
Dr Merryl E Harvey, Senior Academic, Faculty of Health, Birmingham City University, UK
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 134 x 214 x 10mm | 240g
  • Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0335263070
  • 9780335263073
  • 92,600

Table of contents

IntroductionWhy do a literature review in health and social care?
How do I develop a question for my literature review?
What literature will be relevant to my literature review?
How do I search for literature?
How do I critically appraise the literature?
How do I analyse my findings?
How do I discuss my findings and make recommendations?
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About Helen Aveyard

Dr Helen Aveyard is a Senior Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University, UK. Prior to that she completed her doctoral study at King's College University of London. She is co-author of two other books: A Beginner's Guide to Evidence-Based Practice in Health and Social Care, 2nd edition and A Beginner's Guide to Critical Thinking and Writing in Health and Social Care.
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